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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

DN Galan live blog

Meet website

Swedish webcast (on now)

WCSN webcast begins at 1 PM EDT

Live results

Let's Run thread

Right now we're in the "warm-up" events and the webcast is all in Swedish. The language sounds strangely familiar.

Men's 100m B-final: Jaysuma Saidy Ndure (Norway) ran 10.07 into a -1.0 headwind. That's equal to 10.01 in neutral conditions, which ties him for sixth on the yearly wind/altitude-adjusted world list.

Men's 800 meters: Mulaudzi has switched to the 1000m, making it a tremendous race.

Men's Triple Jump: Gregario is not competing (don't know why). Marion Oprea beats Aarik Wilson in a mild upset.

Women's 100 meters: Me'Lisa Barber wins, Richards runs a significant PR (and maybe onto the USA 4x100?), and Simpson proves she will not be a factor in Osaka.

Men's 400 meters: Wariner 43.50. Continues to amaze.

Men's 100 meters A-final: Powell wins, but only by .01 over Derrick Atkins in a relatively pedestrian 10.05 (10.02 corrected for wind/alt).

Women's 5k: Kastor wins in dominating fashion (14:52.23 unpressed, good for #3 on the US list), albeit over a less-than-deep field.

Men's 110m hurdles: Aries Merritt breaks the stadium record (13.09) and gets one of the coveted diamonds. Ohio's Ryan Wilson .01 behind.

I am forced to abandon the live experience to go get a CT scan (attempting to find out why my hearing has deteriorated so rapidly in my 30s).

Men's 1000 meters: Miler Mansoor wins, with 800m star Mulaudzi second and Lagat third. A very deep field.

Men's Javelin Throw: Favorite Thorkildsen wins, just missing a stadium record.

Men's 200 meters: JJ Johnson wins over a fairly weak field.

Men's Steeplechase: I got back just in time to see Koech come down the homestretch and break the 8:00 barrier (and earn a stadium-record diamond).

Men's High Jump: Holm wins with 2.35.

Women's High Jump: Vlasic clean through 2.01 and the only one left jumping.
UPDATE: Makes 2.03 on her second attempt. Now trying 2.07, which would be a PR.
UPDATE 2: Barely missed on her first two attempts.
Update 3: Made it! The best outdoor jump since the inception of random out-of-competition testing (i.e., the real WR).

Women's 100m Hurdles: Susanna Kallur wins (12.66) with enthusiastic support.

Women's Pole Vault: Apparently they are not going to break a tie between Pyrek and Feofanova.

Men's 3000 meters: Bekele through 2k at 4:59.88. Huge lead.
UPDATE: Won by a lot in 7:25.79, missed WR, set stadium record. Teg in fourth.
Hampered by what eldrick called "f******g broke-dick pacers"

Women's Long Jump: All five of Kluft's five marks would have won. She probably has a spot in the World Athletics Final if she wants it.

Women's 400 meters: A stunner. Allyson Felix out-leans Sanya Richards in stadium-record time, 49.70. Was doubling a mistake for Richards? And what the heck has happened to DeeDee Trotter (way back in seventh at 52.17)?

Men's 4x100m Relay: The USA team was listed as "mixed", so I must assume they weren't all Americans. Unfortunately Poland DQ'd and Jamaica didn't compete, making it a rather uninteresting affair.

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